• Centralia schedules Christmas tree pickup

    by  • January 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The city of Centralia and Republic Services, Incorporated will offer city residents free disposal of Christmas trees starting next Monday.  Residents are to place Christmas trees curbside, or where yard waste is normally collected, on the same day as regular scheduled trash pickup. The curbside pickup will be scheduled for the weeks of January...

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    Members of the House of Representatives will not meet their midnight deadline

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    According to NBC news and the Associated Press, Members of the House of Representatives will not meet their midnight deadline to approve a “fiscal cliff” package, aides told NBC News. Instead, they will vote on a series of non-controversial “suspension bills,” before adjourning for 2012 without a new fiscal agreement. The decision to leave...

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    No end in sight for IDOC overcrowding

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    With closures of correctional facilities across the state, even more inmates are being crammed into an already overcrowded system and an inmate early release program likely won’t be relieving the situation any time soon. Despite being approved nearly 6 months ago by Gov. Pat Quinn, not one inmate has yet been released through a...

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    Man sets fire to home

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A 47-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County jail this morning, charged with aggravated arson, aggravated battery and resisting arrest. According to Centralia police, Shawn Allen Reichenbach was arrested after his mother called and said her son was out of control. Officers say that upon their arrival at the Chipwood Lane Home, Reichenbach...

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